Why Choose Asphalt for Your Home's New Driveway?

Construction & Contractors Blog

Asphalt and concrete both have their advantages when it comes to a home's driveway, but when you're ready to have a new driveway installed, you may want to consider some surprising benefits of asphalt. This material is quickly becoming the most popular choice for many homeowners, and for good reason. Note a few of those reasons here. 1. Sound insulation The bumpy, somewhat soft texture of asphalt actually works to absorb sound waves rather than allowing them to bounce around.

15 September 2015

Why Choose a Concrete Water Tank Over Any Other Material?

Construction & Contractors Blog

A water tank on your property can mean collecting rainwater for watering your lawn, filtering and using inside the home, or for use when there is a drought or your water supplies have been cut off for any reason. When deciding on a water tank for your property, you have many options when it comes to materials, including plastic, steel, and poured concrete. Note a few reasons why concrete might be the best option for you.

3 September 2015

Repairing Cracked Glass In A Leaded Window

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Leaded glass windows look attractive and can enhance the look of a property. Like all glass, however, it can suffer from accidental damage. This can be detrimental to the look of the glass if the crack is large enough. Fixing the window isn't too difficult; it can be done as part of a DIY project as long as you take a little time and have the correct equipment to carry out the repair.

1 September 2015

Things You Should Know About Modular Houses

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Modular houses are those houses built in factory-like settings. The final product is covered and then transported to the new location where they will simply be assembled on site by builders. Remember that modular houses are not the same thing as manufactured homes. The difference between a modular home and a manufactured one is that the modular house is placed on a permanent foundation and can't be moved to another place once assembled.

21 August 2015

Questions People Ask About Ducted AC


If you've never had air conditioning at your residence and are now looking to install a system, or if you've been living with a wall-unit AC and want an upgrade, you probably need to invest in a ducted AC system. And though you may have heard of ducted AC, which is also referred to as central air, you may not have specific information about how the system works. So to help you out, here are the answers to some basic questions people ask about ducted AC:

11 August 2015

How To Store And Lay Carpet Tiles

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Carpet tiles are a durable and practical flooring solution which makes them an increasingly popular choice for people furnishing new-build properties and office premises.  Here's a guide on how to store and lay removable carpet tiles. Storage You should always store carpet tiles in their original packaging and on a flat surface.  This is to prevent the tiles from warping, bending or becoming scuffed.  It's also not recommended that more than 10 boxes are stacked to avoid excess weight being placed on the lower tiles and crushing the material.

31 July 2015

How to Improve Safety During Concrete Construction

Construction & Contractors Blog

There are few materials that are used at more construction job sites than concrete. Concrete is required for the construction of most buildings and may seem like a material that is not hazardous, but it can be dangerous to work with concrete in any capacity. It takes specific skill and knowledge to master concrete construction and understand how this material should be mixed and poured on any job site: Unpredictability of Construction Site

21 July 2015